In a firm acknowledgement of the powerful contributions that travel makes to the country’s economy, President Obama announced a goal of attracting 100 million international travelers to the U.S. by 2021 on January 19, 2012.
The U.S. Travel Association today commended the U.S. House of Representatives for passing much-needed emergency relief funding for states and local governments as well as businesses and families affected by Hurricane Sandy.
David Huether, senior vice president of research and economics, U.S. Travel Association, provides analysis on today's Commerce Department announcement that overall exports increased to $182.6 billion for November 2012.
Building on the momentum from President Obama's announcement highlighting the travel industry's significance to the economy, U.S. Travel announced a major year-long campaign intended to raise its profile across the nation and among policymakers in Washington, DC.
The U.S. Travel Association today applauded U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) for their leadership and agreement to move the Travel Promotion Act (S. 1023) as the first order of business following the Senate’s August recess.
U.S. Rep. Lee Terry (R-Neb.) this week led the way on unanimous congressional committee approval of legislation that would bring more international visitors—and the dollars they spend—to Nebraska and the Greater Omaha region.